Tomorrow’s Premier League opener of matchday six takes place between two staunch London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. The huge encounter is taking place under a tricky condition, especially for the defending champions Chelsea.

The Blues are sitting seventeenth in the table after starting the Premier League in a worst possible way. With only four points from five games, they have registered the worst start for Blues in 29 years and also the worst start for champions in 128 years. Meanwhile, Arsenal is fourth in the table right now with ten points from five games. 

Despite a decent start in League, they had a disappointing start in UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 loss against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb and will be looking to come back to winning form by beating their rivals Chelsea.

The managers share a huge rivalry between them. Both will be looking to win this game and will have to get the best from his players.

Here is Arsenal predicted XI for the game-

Goalkeeper- Petr Cech

Defense- Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal

Midfield- Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla

Attacking midfield- Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez

Striker- Theo Walcott

Here is an alternate line-up which Wenger could go for as this a huge match-

Mertesacker may come in for Paulista considering the intensity of the game. Another change that can take place is Oxlade-Chamberlain could come in for Ramsey on the right flank and Ramsey shifting to his favoured central midfield and have Cazorla shift in place of Ozil. Giroud may start as a striker after having sent off during Arsenal’s Champions League clash.


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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